Wound care by phone

by Ann,

My husband picked up an untraceable bug while recovering from major surgery and after some foraging stays in hospital which was over an hour's drive away, came home to recuperate. The bug found it's way out and became a wound which I had to learn to dress with direction over the phone. I could send weekly photos when I was worried it was getting worse and they could make judgements as to whether we needed to come in, get antibiotics or wait it out. This went on for 8 months so we all became very connected and treatment was immediate because I was able to learn to recognize signs, with direction, and stave off more serious outcomes.

I was also able to attend any of my own appts over the phone without having to get someone to look after my husband at it's worst or worry that I was bringing any bugs home with me.

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